- the action, fact, or instance of occurring.
- something that happens; event; incident: We were delayed by several unexpected occurrences.
Origin of occurrence
Synonyms for occurrenceSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for occurrenceaccident, existence, circumstance, incidence, instance, incident, manifestation, situation, episode, affair, transaction, materialization, emergency, exigency, routine, appearance, scene, juncture, thing, state
Examples from the Web for occurrence
Contemporary Examples of occurrence
On its eastern front, exchanges of fire with Pakistan are a daily occurrence.The Nuclear Deal That Iran’s Regime Fears Most
November 22, 2014
But when I moved to San Francisco, and later to Los Angeles, it became an occurrence.The Daily Beast's Best Longreads, Aug 24, 2014
The Daily Beast
August 24, 2014
I tried a half-dozen other representatives, none who could remedy the blunder, all who cited different reasons for the occurrence.Where Cellphone Numbers Go to Die
August 16, 2014
Tweets requesting that he come scream in the face of the respective tweeter are a daily occurrence.How 'Billy on the Street' Star Billy Eichner Turned Screaming at Strangers Into Comedy Gold
March 12, 2014
So the occurrence of the infection in a person exposed to pond water is, although heart-breaking, somewhat logical.This Amoeba Eats Your Brain: Naegleria Fowleri Rattles New Orleans
September 23, 2013
Historical Examples of occurrence
To assist the prediction of the course and occurrence of storms.
Her view of the occurrence was very different from that taken by her father.A Woman Intervenes
The occurrence in the studio, however, was entirely natural.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
Reconnaissances (p. 093) and raids were of almost daily occurrence.
When I heard this history, an hour or so after its occurrence, I rather demurred.Lotus Buds
- something that occurs; a happening; event
- the act or an instance of occurringa crime of frequent occurrence
Word Origin and History for occurrence
1530s, from Middle French occurrence "unexpected happening" or directly from Medieval Latin occurrentia, from Latin occurentem (nominative occurens), present participle of occurrere (see occur).